Fabric Scraps or Fabric of your choosing
3” Square Template (I made my from cardboard)
Filler (I use polyester stuffing)
Step 1: Cut Patchwork Squares
First collect your assorted fabric . If your fabric needs to be ironed do that. Then trace and cut out 3” squares.
You will need 15 squares for the front, 15 squares for the back and 26 squares for the edging. A total of 56 squares. This will take you a little while, but take your time tracing and cutting. (I cut my squares using a pinking shears to help the hems lay better.)
Step 2: Sew the Body of the Puppy
Step 3: Sew Back Side
Sew the backside of the dog.
To create the section for the edging connect 26 squares together, making one really long strip & iron the seams. Now you are ready to add the edging on to the front of the dog. Start connecting the edging at the bottom side of your dog connecting it square by square. Be careful to line up the squares, good fabric sides together, the best you can before you sew the edge on. Work square by square, lining it up eachtime and The edging should be all along the outside edge of the dog, with a opening at the bottom which will be used later to stuff the dog.
Fill the dog with stuffing. (I usually use about 10-12oz of filler) making sure to push it up into the ear, nose, tail and feet. It takes a little practice to get the right amount of filler. After you are satified with the amount of stuffing finish by hand stiching the last two squares together with matching thread. Add buttons if you choose. I choose two buttons, I first placed the two buttons together, then I attached them to the dog. Admire & enjoy your Patchwork Dog.